I’ve posted over the last few weeks some thoughts from the study of Psalm 1-6. The objective of any Bible study should be to not only learn the main principles of the Word but to keep the Word in our thoughts in order to apply them in our life. I will continue this objective with a study through Psalm 7-12. The aim is to plant the seeds of faith, hope, and love in order to yield fruit that nourishes others.
Learned so far in studying the Psalms is that we should have confidence in what God can do. There is great advantage in knowing how we should live and by applying what we know, we can benefit not only our own future but the future of those around us. By having a vision and trusting God for peace of mind, we can have abundant joy and rewards beyond measure.
The key is going to God early each morning in order to study His Word and praying for guidance. Just like David, we should go to God early in prayer and feel confident that He will hear our prayers. David’s Faith gave him optimism and courage which are the weapons needed to fight our spiritual enemies.
There is a benefit for those who discover the lessons of the Word. For those who passionately follow the will of God like David, there is a promising future. Like David who always went to the Lord in prayer when facing difficulties, let us do the same. Let our hope in God sustain us as we keep positive outcomes in our sight, keep asking for answers, and listening for the steps to take.
So join me over the next few weeks as I step ahead using the questions below to inspire thoughts and ideas. God will give us the upper hand by producing in us the heart of a champion.
How do verses 1-2 set the tone of this psalm? What is David will to have done to him if he is guilty? What does he ask God to do? What enemies do we face today that help us identify with this psalm?
What things are said about God? About people? What is the significance of the questions in verse 4? How does verse 2 fit in with the remainder of this psalm?
In the opening verses, what does David say he will do? What is the experience of the enemies? Why? What reasons are given for praising God?
What problem is expressed here? Do you ever feel that God is far off? What does the psalmist ask God to do?
Which two sources of refuge are mentioned? Which one does David choose? What is the difference in God’s dealing with the righteous and the wicked?
What weakness are expressed within humanity? Which of these weaknesses are present in your life? In our society? What is the difference between the words of God compared to the words of men?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
When we accept Christ as Savior, the Holy Spirit is our companion and it’s exciting to think about what the future holds. With God, we can get through anything, we can patiently grind it out during difficulties or give Him credit when the impossible is made possible. Beyond that, we can celebrate because of the victory we will always have with Him.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast